By John Lee.
Oil Minister Dr. Adel Abdul Mahdi [Adel Abdel Mehdi] (pictured) has said that oil from the Kirkuk oil fields is now being pumped through the oil pipes and infrastructure built by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
The Minister said:
"150,000 oil barrels that include some oil produced from Kirkuk oil fields have been transported into the Turkish sea ports ... The Iraqi Government approved these procedures as a good will initiative.
"The majority of this amount of oil is produced from Kirkuk oil fields which are controlled by the Kurds."